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The beads consist of 11 lenticular (lozenge-shaped) carnelian beads, 1 carnelian heart pendant, 15 carnelian truncated ball beads, 2 carnelian ball beads, 2 gold biconical beads (ancient or modern ?), and 2 small hollow gold ball beads/terminals (modern). Accession card notes that there...

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Between 1900 and 1907, acquired in Egypt by Goddard Du Bois (b. 1869 – d. 1925) and Josephine Cook Du Bois (b. 1864 – d. 1961), New York; 1946, gift of Mrs. Du Bois to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 27, 1946)

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Gift of Mrs. Goddard Du Bois

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 2040–1640 B.C.


Legacy dimension: Length: of string 0.380

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Medium or Technique

Carnelian, gold


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads